Riley: I said sorry for Warrington hat-trick

On-loan Wakefield winger Chris Riley claims he apologised to Tony Smith, coach of his parent club Warrington Wolves, after scoring a match-winning hat-trick against them on Sunday.

The 26-year-old has spent 17 games on loan at Belle Vue this season after falling out of favour, and showed Smith just what he was missing with a superb display.

“I did bump into Tony afterwards and said sorry for doing what I did,” Riley told The Yorkshire Post.


“But he told me I fully deserved it. It’s fairly unusual playing against your parent club, especially at Warrington in front of their fans, but they were great.

“Like any winger, I just wanted to get a try so to get a hat-trick was brilliant. It was a bit weird but to win was the main thing – that’s one of our best displays this season – and now we’ve another big game at Huddersfield on Sunday to try keep putting on pressure for that eighth spot.”

Riley says he is yet to make a decision on his future.

“I’ve still got a year left at Warrington, but I know Wakefield would like to keep me and I’m really enjoying my time here,” he said. “If something did come up, I’d have to mull it over and it is all about playing. I fell out of favour at Warrington this year and there’s no guarantee I’ll be back in next, but we’ll see.”

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